Nonlinear equilibria of the electron-charged surface of liquid helium

H. Ikezi, R. W. Giannetta, P. M. Platzman

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Abstract

The nonlinear equilibria of the electron-charged surface of liquid helium are discussed. The energy density of both the dimple lattice and the stripe-shaped deformation are calculated, and the transition between these two states is discussed. It is also shown that nonlinearity in the surface tension can cause the observed collapse of the dimple for sufficiently large charge densities and external fields.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4488-4494
Number of pages7
JournalPhysical Review B
Volume25
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - 1982
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics

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